By Nuzhat Naoreen
Updated October 13, 2012 at 02:00 PM EDT
Credit: Justin Stephens/The CW

There were plenty of major developments on the season four premiere of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday night, but it’s the love triangle (or, for some, the lack of a love triangle) between Stefan (Paul Wesley), Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) that seems to be inspiring the most fan fervor.

While some fans were happy to see newly-turned vamp Elena sticking it out with Stefan, others were disappointed about the lack of progress between her and Damon. Meanwhile, some suggested it was time to end the love triangle all together. That last option doesn’t seem like much of a possibility, especially since Somerhalder recently told EW that it will continue to evolve in season four. The question is, how can it move forward without, well, going backward?

Here’s my personal wish-list:

1. A new girl for Stefan

Relax Stelena fans, I’m not suggesting she become the love of Stefan’s life or anything. It’s just that we’ve seen Stefan romancing (and brooding over) Elena since the start of the series, isn’t it about time he played the field with someone new? (Or, maybe I should say someone familiar. After all, I’ve always loved his chemistry with Caroline). Added bonus: We’d get to see a jealous Elena.

2. A Damon and Elena partnership

I know the will-they-won’t-they tension can get redundant, but let’s face it, it’s also half the fun. So, instead of seeing Damon and Elena pursue a full-fledged relationship in season four (boring!), I’d like to see them team up to take down the latest threat to Mystic Falls. After all, these two have always been at their bantering best when they’re either working together or going on road-trips. (Need I remind you of their chemistry-laden adventure in season one?)

3. Elena goes solo

She’s been there and done that with Stefan and (sort of) Damon, so maybe it’s time for Elena to take a break from both brotherly suitors. Anyway, I hear Elijah is single.

Your turn! How would you like the love triangle to evolve this season?

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